We expected a glut of MacBook Airs to hit the refurb market once Apple announced a refresh of the super light laptop. There's a range of Airs out there for the discerning person in the laptop market who isn't necessarily concerned about the latest and the greatest and they're all incredibly reasonably priced. That, and more, in this week's price slash-o-rama.
Great things come in small packages, so this week's refurbs are all about Apple's line of nearly hockey puck shaped objets d'art that not only look good, but pack a wallop to boot. The accessories have taken over! These deals are going like hotcakes which makes sense given their size and these price cuts.
We've done it before, we're doing it again. Today's refurb specials are all right around the $1,000 mark. There are plenty of great Macs out there that won't break the bank. Sure they're not $400 plastic PCs that will fall apart after one year's use, but these are still some great deals. Plus great accessories, hand-picked just for you.
To heck with refurbs. We know it's the easiest, cheapest way to get your hands on a new-to-you Mac, but sometimes you just want the new computer smell. Well, here are the best brand new device prices we could find this week. Plus the usual round up of slick accessories for your mobile devices.
Let's take a look at the Mac lineup and see what the barest-bones, cheapest devices we can score might be. You're looking to take a plunge on a Mac and leave Windows behind? Here's how you can make the transition for a little less than buying the newest models.
Until Apple starts cranking out iPhones in colors other than black and white, cases are the best way to add a splash of color, and low-cost cases like Cygnett's $19 Vector (which comes in purple or black) let you change up the color as often as you change your shoes.
The Protector Case is not fancy -- it's just a silicon skin for your iPhone 5, kind of boxy, with less-than-elegant grippy patches that cover Jony Ive's gorgeous diamond-cut chamfer. But it wins points for its low price (just $14.99) and compatibility with the wide, flat Apple Lightning to 30 Pin Adapter.
Nobody tries to drop their iPhone, but the darn things are so easy to drop. So smooth, so thin, so constantly in our hands -- and occasionally on the ground. Today in the name of science I dropped my iPhone 5 on the carpet, on lineoleum, and even once I concrete. It didn't break. Some of that is luck -- any drop can break a phone if it lands juuust right -- but some credit also goes to the double-layer Superleggera Pro case.
If it is computing power you're after this week then we deliver. Whether you want to go the full on laptop route or go light with your iPad and a bluetooth keyboard, you're covered. Plus, we have a few plug-ins to make things a little sweeter in this week's cavalcade of deals.